dr. M. Lordkipanidze (Maia)

Programme Coordinator MEEM

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Postdoctoral researcher specialized in the field of governance, environmental management and policy with expertise and research interests in protected areas, governance assessment, ecosystem resilience and water management.

Recent research focused on the challenges of governance complexity in protecting significant ecosystems, aiming at governance assessment to enhance resilience in natural areas; Currently involved in the coordination and communication of the EU funded project on resource efficiency and bio-economy in the frame of Interreg Europe programme; Experienced in the development of project proposals for EU Interregional cooperation programmes, such as Interreg Europe/ Interreg NSR programmes.

PhD (2019) in the field of Governance for Resilience from the University of Twente/ CSTM, and an MSc degree (2001-2002) in the field of Environmental Management and Policy from the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University, Sweden. Experienced in the development and application of environmental strategies to promote preventative approaches to environmental problems, to use knowledge from disciplines including engineering, natural sciences, business administration, economics, law, and social sciences to anticipate and prevent the occurrence of environmental problems. BA degree (1994-1999) from the Institute of Ecology, Environment, and Agribusiness at Georgia Academy of Sciences (Georgia) in the field of Accounting and Audit in Agribusiness. 


Social Sciences
National Park
Earth & Environmental Sciences
Ecosystem Resilience
National Park
Protected Area


Current Projects

Finished Projects

  • Green Fashion

  • Mopark

    Mobiliteit en Nationale Parken

  • FSI

  • C2CI

  • D2D

  • Sigma4Water

  • DROP



Universiteit Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn (gebouwnr. 10)
Hallenweg 17
7522NH  Enschede

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Universiteit Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Postbus 217
7500 AE Enschede